calendar>>April 22. 2009 Juche 98
Iranian Ambassador to DPRK Hosts Reception
Pyongyang, April 22 (KCNA) -- Morteza Moradian, Iranian ambassador to the DPRK, gave a reception at his embassy on April 21 on the occasions of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il's reelection as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.

Present at the reception on invitation were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, Jong Yong Su, minister of Labor, Kung Sok Ung, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and others.

Morteza Moradian said in his speech that the President led the arduous revolutionary struggle against outside forces to victory and handed down to the Korean people the independent and prosperous country as a legacy.

He expressed the belief that the Korean people would build a great prosperous and powerful nation in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il and thus significantly commemorate the centenary of birth of the President.

The friendly relations between Iran and the DPRK provided by the great leaders of the two countries are growing stronger in various fields including politics, economy and culture, he said, adding:

The Islamic Republic of Iran has positively supported the Korean people's struggle to ensure global peace and security and achieve the country's reunification.

Yang Hyong Sop said in his speech that it is an expression of profound reverence for Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il that the Iranian friends are joining the Korean people in commemorating their significant holidays.

The President founded the immortal Juche idea and wisely led the revolution and construction, putting forward the Korean people as the most dignified and independent people, he said, and continued:

Kim Jong Il, who has successfully carried forward the revolutionary cause of the President, has turned the country into an invincible socialist power dignified with Songun with his outstanding political caliber and seasoned leadership.

The friendly relations between the DPRK and Iran provided by the President and the high-ranking leaders of Iran are growing stronger under the deep care of the leaders of the two countries.

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